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What's causing South Dakota nursing homes to close?

This video is from SDPB's news program, South Dakota Focus.

In the past five years, ten percent of the state’s long-term care facilities have shut down. There are a few key causes and none of them have easy solutions.

Mark Deak is the executive director of the South Dakota Health Care Association. It’s a lobbying organization that represents many of the state’s long-term care facilities. He says there is a range of challenges facing the industry today.

This conversation is part of South Dakota Focus: The Uncertain Future of Nursing Homes

Jackie is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.